can you cross breed torts?

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can you cross breed torts?

Post by Reverend Warthog Vomiton » Tue, 24 Feb 1998 04:00:00




Quote:
>the question is simple, can u actually put two different species of torts
say
>maybe star & leopard tortoise.  Would they actually mate and have eggs
since
>they're sort of similar in size and all?

Why in the world would you want to do something like that?
 
 
 

can you cross breed torts?

Post by JustiN 1 » Wed, 25 Feb 1998 04:00:00


the question is simple, can u actually put two different species of torts say
maybe star & leopard tortoise.  Would they actually mate and have eggs since
they're sort of similar in size and all?

 
 
 

can you cross breed torts?

Post by JustiN 1 » Wed, 25 Feb 1998 04:00:00


um.....why not?  to get a new species? nah....its just that i have both
species, and i wondered if they'll mate that's all.

Regards

 
 
 

can you cross breed torts?

Post by Gala » Wed, 25 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>the question is simple, can u actually put two different species of torts say
>maybe star & leopard tortoise.  Would they actually mate and have eggs since
>they're sort of similar in size and all?

Had a male leopard breed a female sulcatta and got 35 babies.  Very interesting
looking, too  Have heard of a zoo that had a radiated and red foot cross.
 
 
 

can you cross breed torts?

Post by GeoMa » Sat, 28 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> the question is simple, can u actually put two different species of torts say
> maybe star & leopard tortoise.  Would they actually mate and have eggs since
> they're sort of similar in size and all?

Yes that that is a very good reason why you should NOT house them
together.

I don't know about the two species you mentioned, but I have heard of
sulcatta/leopard hybrids.

Phil Hughes